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; HEAVY FIGHTING
I IN MEXICO CITY
! Federals Open Fire on Rebels at Early Hour
Government Forces Strongly Re-inforced
Revolutionists Fight Fiercely With Half
Number of Men
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S BRILLIANT OFFICERS ARE DIRECTING BATTLE
'
People Desert Center of City Many in Hiding
Madero and Commanding General Plan to
! Subdue Rebels in Decisive Rush Before
Nightfall
.
Mesdoo City, Feb 32 - Another
fierce street battle, which was ex
pec ted to be decisive was begun be
tween the federal troops supporting
'President Mad-ero and the rebels un-r
le 'der Felix Diar. In Mexico City at 3 1
V o'clock this morning. 1
The government forces had the ad
vantage in numbers, their army totaJ
J I ' iling 7.00ft men against the 3,000 revo
lutlonists under Diaz
General Huerta and President Ma
Ml dero declared the would be badly dls-;
M appointed and surprised if Diaz and I
his mutinous srmy uere not reduced!
arjf to submission before nightfall.
The battle opened with heavy fight
ing by the federal artillery, which had 1
been strongly relnforred In the nighr
H The rebels occupied the samp posi
tions as they held yesterday around
the arsenal and the Y M C A build
lng and from there they replied with
H l a hoi fire.
7 People Desert Center of City.
The population had either deserted
V the center of the city or remained
hidden in the houses as it was impos
I slble to stir on the streets without
j f running enormous risks
The federal forces were reinforced
last night by I he arrival of detach
I ; ments of all arms of the service
I Meanwhile the rebels had forfeited j
themselves in the district the center
sji V. of which was the arsenal which fell
into fhir hands latch.
The rebels, however, had not In
creased In number and the size of the ,
.if army under the command of Diaz
. j believed to be only a little over 2 500
1 Most of the federal troops who ar
rived In the night were those com
manded by General Angeles which he
SI had called from Cuernavaca. The to
j tal of these Is said to 1,60". and they
brought with them two pieces of
mm heavy artillery with much ammunition
ffi and sUtch
Brilliant Officers In CKarge.
Lieutenant Colonel Barron, who has
i conducted dashing campaigns during
the revolution In Micboacan and Ouan
- ajunto arrived with a small force,
while Colonel Ocarauza. another
young officer with a reputation for
brilliant work, came In at the head of
200 federal troops from Vera Cruz
General Huerta placed In genera!
II charge of the federal artillery Lieu-
.tenant Colonel Rublo Navarette. who
has the reputation of being the most
capable artillerist in the Mexican
army. He gained fame against Oro
co when he was under General Huer
ta in Chihuahua
Between 9 and 10 o'clock shrapnel
rained on the walls and shutters of j
the cable office, but the clerks mid op
eratOTS remained at their stations V
short time afterwards a solid shot
from a field gun entered the Jardin
i hotpl
' The first small arm encounter of
- the day occurred at 10 a m , when
the federals moved into range of the
rebel sharpshooters The battle was
Wl very brief as both sides placed theii
chief reliance on a steady battery
Cannonading Interne.
The infantry fighting lasted only a
few minutes and was succeeded by a
Bp more Intense cannonade from the reb
v fle at the arsenal. The federal bat
tery staioned In front of the British
legation replied and drew much of
the rebel fire.
Bftj The cannonade soon lost some of
,its vlciousness and it seemed thai
AM the rebels were concerving their fire,
jl although they continued to throw
shells toward the palace. One feder
al battery kept steadily In action at
the Colonla station on the Pasco Flo
Kg forma and another on San Juan de
Let ran street
Rushing Fortifications
No serious attempt had been made
till noon to rush the fortifications of
the rebels At that hour General
Huerta dispatched from the palaco h
considesrable force of federal cavai
Shortlv before noon several sholls
pierced the library of the American
flub Nobody was injured. The build- 1
ing was peppered with bullets
A little later during a small arms 1
action some bullets fell within the
embassy grounds in the heart of the
district tacitly agreed upon as the
neutral zone
Firing on Palace
Early in the afternoon the rebei
batteries turned their long range guns
in the direction of the national pal
ace. Many of the shells thrown in
a high arc clear across the city struck
the building but did little serious j
damage.
PARISIANS
INTERESTED
Possible Intervention By
U. S. in Mexico Given
Keen Attention
Pari6, Feb. 13. The civil war iu
Mexico occupies a larger place in pub
lic Interest in France at the moment
than does the Balkan war.
The keenest attention is paid by
members of the diplomatic corps to
the possibility of intervention by thj
United States, the prevailing view
being that this probably will occur
before order has been restored.
The French foreign office declined
to make any Comment on ihtr situa
tion, as it wishes to maintain its a?
titude of neutral observation. The
foreign minister, however, receives
frequent communications from tho
French charge d'affaires in Mexico
j City
The Mexican legation In Paris also
! from time to time transmits to the
I foreign office onrouragiug messages
I received from the Madero government.
CAUSE OF
RIOTING
Rebels Attempt to Open
Chihuahua Prison and
Street Fights Ensue
El Paso. Texas Feb 13. The riots
at Chihuahua City wr-re caused by an
attempt of rebels to liberate prison -rs
In the state penitentiary, say
American refugees who arrived hero
this morning on a belated passenger
train
Thery reported that a truce had been
made between General Antonio Ha
bago, the federal commander of tho
northern military zone, and Marre!
Carraveo, a robel general. The reb
els were permitted to camp within
Hve miles of the city and on Tues-
day they attempted to open the pris
on. Federal troops prevented the at-
' tempt without, bloodshed. A riot fol-
lowed.
Trouble Quiets Down.
It was said that the Mexico City
situation had created the best feel
ing between tho rebel and federal
troops, but that General Rabago as
serted that opening tho state prison
was going too far The trouble had
quieted when the train left Tues
day morning, only to encounter two
burned bridges below Juarez These
were repaired, but all telegraph lines
to tbe state capital remain cut.
The refugees reported that the fed-
p A Small Leak Will
II Sink a Great Ship
You mav spend as vou go. pay- columns THE STANDARD points
f . nnnrlnn: the way to opportunities for slop
ing no attention to the opportum- Jj baU;B
ties to save which are advertised afe aj vertlaed bv the merchant 1
by progressive merchants, but yon n small things such as soaps,
will lind sooner or later that little, ribbons, and notions, there may he
expense count un to large sums. jusl one penny off the regular
loose here-and-lhero buyer price But when sou add them all
can quickly squander all her men- together you will find (hat the
ev bv forgetting tho value or tb- pennies number a dollar or two
Sttle purchases Rad all the advertisements in
Care in expending the small THE STANDARD closely and con
amounts will quickly repay the stantiy every night for opportunity
economical ffousewlfe to sav not only pennies but doi-
Bvery night In its advertising! iar.
eral troops wore expected to welcome
the Diaz revolt In the event of Made
ro's defeat and would be Joined by
tho rebels. Few pro-Madero sympa
thizers seem to exist among tho vol
unteers or Irregular troops.
WILSON ENTERS
STRONG PROTEST
Mexico City, Meat., Jan. 13 United
States Ambassador Henry l.ane Wil
son prevented (he issue of a general
order to cut off all telephone commun
ications late this morning. He pro
tested to President Madero that the
rebels were not connected with tho
system and that the order would
cause unnecessary hardship.
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WALL STREET'
IS DEPRESSED
Financial Interests inj
Deep Anxiety Over
Mexican Situation
New York. Feb 13 The Mexican
situation was a depressing influence
over today's 9tock market. Financial
Interests with Mexican connections
were without definite news from thar.
country, save for brief advices, most
of which arrived by devious routes.
Two of the largest banking houses!
have had no word from their Mexl-
can representatives since the recent
tronhle began The town offices ol
th National Railways of Mexico re-;
ceived an overnight cable to 'he ef
fect that tbe company's property in '
and around Mexico City had suffer- 1
ed no material damage but that no
word had been received from the in
terior. The Mutual Life Insurance company
is still without word from Its man
ager In Mexico.
'"Unless we know where we stand."
said Charles A Peabody, president of
the company, 1 we can make no repre
sentations to Washington. Some re
ports slate that our building in Mex
ico City has been almost ontirery de
stroyed. That is probably an exaggeration"
SITUATION
VERY GRAVE
Taft Discusses War in
Mexico: Is Ready to
Act Promptly
Washington. Feb. 13. President
Taft talked with callers today about
the situation in Mexico and they said
he regarded tbe case more grave now
than it had been at any time since
(he abdication of Porflrlo Diaz.
Those who consulted with Mr Tuft
today declared the fact that he was
, to go out of office within the next
three weeks would hae no weight in
determining his action toward Mexi
co They declared the President was
ready for action up to the last mo
ment of his administration
In regard to the reports that Mr.
Taft had or would consult with President-elect
Wilson, it was said at (he
White House today that the President
considered tho Mexican problem one
for him alone uni.i March 4
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INQUIRY
IS BEGUN
Immigration Officers to
Determine Status of
Divorce Case
Los Angeles, Feb 13. Federal Im
migration officers began an investiga
tion today to determine in Just what
circumstances residence in the Uni
ted States waB established by Miss
Marie Suotans. ward of Charles Vic
int Hall, a wealthy oil magnate; and
who was named In a divorce complaint
prosecuted successfully by Mrs. Hall
Miss Suetans, who is known as the
I French flower girl, camo to the Uni
ted States, It Is alleged, when Hall
, atered Into s contract with the girl's
mother to educate her A copy 01 the
alleged contract and a record of evi
dence produced in the recent divorce
case have been forwarded to Wash
Inglon
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ILLINOIS STILL
CASTING BALLOTS
Springfield, 111. Feb 12 The sei
ond Joint ballot of the Illinois legisla
ture for the long term scnutorship,
taken today resulted as follows
lwia, Democrat, I Sherman, Re
publican. 7;.. Funk. ProKressu ,
Beriyn. Socialist . 4 absent, 8 pres
ent and uot voting, t. : necessary 10
elect. 102.
The third Joint ballot on the short
u-riii oonatorship resulted In no
choice The vote w.is
Boesc hen stein, Democrats, 41;
ShoruiaJi. Republican, 24; Funk. Pro
gresslve, 24; fifteen others were vot
ed for, including Charles A Comlskey
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a girl to reform her thinking be can
break iu-r of the halm, of pointing out
every' ice cream and oyster sign she
- seen
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SENSATION
IS CREATED
Intense Excitement!
Reigns Over West Vir
ginia Bribery Charges'
Charleston. W Vr , Feb. 13 in
tense excitement was created in the
hoti3e of delegates today when Rev
Thomas J Smith of West Union, Ded
d ridge county, speaking on a question
of personal privilege, declared that
Delegate U. G. Rhodes and another
man had thrust $500 In his pocke In
8 room in a Charleston hotel after,
he declared, Rhodes and the other
man had offered him ?2000 if he would
vote for Colonel W. S Edwards for
United States senator.
Smith declared he did not know
how much money hnd been put into
his pockets until he had left the room
Then he went to Delegate H C Wil
liamson of Tyler county, had him
roant the money, inclose it in an en
velope and return It to Rhodes
Smith, explaining his position, said
ho had refused to accept any money
from Rhodes or the other man. whom
he did not recognize, but Rhodes bad
insisted It was not a bribe Smttb
had been voting for Isaac T. Mann
for senator.
At the conclusion of his statement
Smith asked the house of delegates
to investigate the alleged attempt to
bribe him
In compliance with the joint resolu
tion adopted yesterday, President
Woods in tbe senate appointed Sen
ators O. S. Marshall and O. A. Hood
as members of the committee to in
vestigate the alleged bribery in the
legislature and Speaker George in
the house named Delegates Sherman
T Robinson. Charles A. Sutton and
V. S. Wysong
STRIKERS
CAPTURED
Militia Takes 69 Miners
to Paint Creek Junc
tion For Trial
1
Charleston, W. Va . Feb. 18. A
i company of militia, commanded by I
i Major Davis, at daybreak surrounded i
the strikers' camp at Holley Groce, j
on Paint Creek, and captured 69 men,
every man iu the cauip
They were taken under heavy guard
to Paint Creek Junction, where they
will be tried for alleged participation
In the disorders early this week, when
n dozen or more men were killed and
many wounded.
Tliore are now about 125 strikers
and sympathizers at Paint Crock Junc
tlou awaiting trial by (he military
commission, which planned to begin
its work this afternoon.
Military officers were sent into tho
country north of the Kanawha river j
today to inquire into a report tha;
miners at a mass meeting at Smitn
ers Creek last night hod adopted res
olutions In which tbe death of Gov
ernor Glasscock, General Elliott and
others leaders was decreed.
The signal corps restored the wire
service throughout the Paint Creek
country during the night.
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CHIEF TALKS
TO DRUG MEN
W ants Aid in Reducing
Sale of Narcotics to
Minimum Point
New- York, Feb 13 Dr. Carl L.
Alsherg, chief of the bureau of chem
istry of the department of agricul
ture, In his first public utterance
since he was appointed to Bucce id
Dr Harvey Wiley, told i h members
of the Association of Manufacturers
of Medicinal Products hero tonight
that be Intended to enforce the pure
food law as strictly as possible. He
asked proprietary medicine manufac
turers to aid him to reduce the sale
of narcotics to the lowest possible
point.
"The eyes of the people," said Dr
Alsberg, "have centered upon the de
partment's struggle for pure foods
The work of the department has, I
think vou will admit, been sucee-sful
in improving the finality of our foods
and preventing grave forms of fraud
and adulteration. No backward step
I will be taken "
Patent Medicines.
Tnst prior to th'3 statement fir.
VUherg asked that the patent medi
cine manufacturers com bin..- v. ith his
bureau to bring about government
control of the sale and regulation 111
the handling of all patent medicines
and narcotics
"Ulille the efforts of the depart
ment of agriculture." continued Dl
Alsberg. "in so far as the products
o BT v. Inch It has jurisdiction are con
cerned, have been amended with con
slderable success, this h.is been true
with a Less degree with drugs and
medicines.
People Should Be Protected.
Even if we succeed in protecting
the people of quaf medicines, a greal
task remains This is to prole, i ih. r.i
I
from habit forming drugs, ach as i
opium and cocaine '
"S ithout the help of the federal
government, no reforms can be In
troduced because the states by them
selves cannot control the supply. For
tunately, virtually all out supply of
these drugs is Imported.
"It is. therefore, feasible for tho
state and federal governments to co
operate to keep an accurate record
of the fate of each consignment Im
ported through the wholesaler and
Jobber down to the pharmacist, phy
sician, dentist and veterinarian If
the federal government does Its share,
state officials by an examination of
federal records will bo able to learn
what quantities of narcotics are com-
tng into the state and to whom they
are consigned. Each state will then
be in a position to control these
Bcourges of our people."
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LINCOLN A
REPUBLICAN
Taft Praises Emancipa
tor and Attacks the
Progressives
Philadelphia. Feb. 12. President
Taft, five mpmbrs of his cabinet, two
governors and a score of distinguish
ed men were guests tonight at the
50th anniversary dinner of the Union
League club at a banquet given in
honor of Abraham Lincoln.
The President first speaker on the
i program, praised Lincoln declared
bluntly that if he were alive today
he would be joined in line with the
Republican party, and said that he
hoped to see that element of the party
which deserted the standard last fall
swing back into line again to insut
the continuation for SO years more of
the policies of that party.
The President made no reference in
bis speech to conditions in Mexico,!
although hundreds of the diners ex
pected him to do so. He was expect
ed to leave here shortly after mid
night, but changed his plans eo tha'
he could drop in for an hour at the
home of E. T Stotesbury H planned
to leave for Washington early tomor
row Tribute to Lincoln.
The President began hi speech
w ith a tribute to Lincoln He finished
with an attack on the Progressives,
but hoped, he said, that looking with
keen eyes upon the efforts of the in
coming administration, they would
find th'ir way back into the Repub
lican fold and line up once again with
the 'grand old party."
What or the future of tbe Repub
lican party' asked the President.
' havv had a division and we have
had a beating.
We are a great, strong people and
we can stand a great deal. It may
be that this defeat will benefit us this
time One of the characteristics of
the Republican party Is that it has
shown in the last 50 years an abil
ity to get together and organize and
carry into effect the great principles
for which It stands. Therefore all
we ought to do is to make the decla
ialion that our basic principles can
not be surrendered liberty regulat
ed by law those restrictions imposed
by the people on themselves cannot
be overcome by the nostrums of dem
agoues Those principles we cannot
depart from.
Lincoln's Attitude.
"Would Lincoln be with us If ho
werf alive0"
"Well or course he would '
"Why?"
"Because Lincoln under stood free
popular government as few men have j
understood It. Because ho understood j
the constitution and loved it as few
men have loved It He understood;
practical government better than any
man who ever lived 1 differ from,
those who claim him as a trade mark'
for the claims thev make differ rad
Ically from what we know his ideas!
were." , , j
"Shall we re-enact the role of the,
dog In the manger in Aesop's rabies"
We have a government of strength, of
performanc e of power and force Shall
we throw that away and take a step
backward?"
"I hope not "
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OFFICIALS
ALARMED
Gravest Concern Felt!
For Americans in City I
of Acapulco
Washington, Feb. 13 -The high feel
ing shown at Acapulco. Mexico, cul
minated In an assault on two officers
of the cruiser Denver before tho de
parture for Acajutla, Salvador Tbe
victims of the assault were Surgeon
Camerer and Ensign Guthrie, who
vere passing through the streets.
Neither was Injured
(uncials here are alarmed. Acapul
co has been a storm center of revolu
tlonlsts for several weeks and the
Denver was protecting rtcans
there when the assassination or Pres.
ident Araujo of Salvador and the
gnth.M-liiB of w ar clouds over all r.
al America made t necwaary o
,,., ,he . rulser to Acajutla. Salvador
i Officials at the state department
feel the gravest concern rc-r the safe
ty of Americans in acapulco Pending
the arrival of the cruiser South !..-
kota. fin" there Sunday
There is 8 redeeming feature about
having one big worry, you donl bave
time to bother with a lot of little wo.
' rles.
TELEGRAMS CAUSE I
OF APPREHENSION I
Killing of Americans and Seizure of Homes By f
Mexican Troops Reported Many Driven to f
Streets and Exposed to Fire of Rebels and
Federals
CLOSE WATCH OF EVENTS BEING KEPT I
Diplomatic Situation, Naval Viewpoint and Mili-
tary Standpoint Discussed at Joint Meeting of
Army and Navy Board Course of Ambassa- !
dor Wilson Approved
Washington, Feb 13 Ambassador I
Wilson's overnight dispatches were
laid before President Taft today lm
mediately upon bi6 return from Plill-
adelphia. They contained principally
a report of the most disquieting fea
ture of the fighting in Mexico Oltr
the killing of two American women
yesterday.
Administration officials look with
much apprehension upon tbe effect of
the killing or two Americans and ono
of the first results of the incident was
I last nighfu order to Ambassador Wil
j son to warn all Americans out of the
danger zone.
Americans Driven to 8treets.
Ambassador Wilson's dispatches to
day report many houseB occupied by
Americans have been seized by feder
al troops and occupants driven to the
streets. Homeless and exposed to Hie
fire of both rebels and federals, tho
dlsmaved refugees made their way. at
the risk of their lives, to the Ameri
can embassy, which Is now open to all
refugees Ambassador Wilson, how
ever, is now distributing th majority
among the adjoining houses by means
of a committee which he organized.
Many Non-Combatants Wounded.
All dispatches to the American em
bassv rrom the state department urge
the ambassador to exact every Influ
lence to keep non-combatants from the
streets. He reports the wounding or
several American men and says h
has given refuge to betweeo 600 and
600 Americans
Three Polntj to Consider.
The president is keeping in con
stant touch with the situation rrom
three points of view. From the dip
loinatlc side, which Involved the ac
tion of Ambassador Wilson in making
representations to President Madero
and General Diaz in the interest of
foreign life and property in Mexico;
from the naval viewpoint, as It con
cerns the extent of the activities ot
several thousand marines and blue
jackets who will appear In the Mexl
cau ports within tbe course ot the
net 4S hours, and from the military
standpoint, which involves a determi
nation of the question of when If at
all. ho shall give the word for the en
trnlnment of the first brigade of the
first division of the newly organized
armv or regular troops, which no
lies under arms, with knapsacks pack
ed and emergency rations ready tor
an Immediate departure for the south
Ambassador's Course Approved
Ambassador Wilson's course so rar
has the unqualified approval or his ad
ministration, though some of tbe army
men question his attempt to stop hos
tillties Admitting that his aim was to
protect lives and property of Ameri
cans and other foreigners, they be
lieve there -will be less bloodshed and
a Bpeedy termination of tbe revolution
If the combatants are allowed to fight
4t out , , M.
Secretary Knox and his immediate
advisers however, do not accept this
view and although Instructions have
been sent to the ambassador to do ev
erything possible to Induce the Amer
ican residents of Mexico City to va
cate their homes temporarily and go
to some place of safety, there Is no
disposition to criticise Mr. Wilson for
his forcible representations yesterday.
Preparing for Further Call.
Prepared for a further call for bat
tleships, the navy department has
kept Admiral Badger, In command oT
the Atlantic fleet, at Ouautanamo. ad
vised of developments. The ships,
with bunked fires, are ready to move
at once to Vera Cruz or Tamplco
The murine, corps, "always ready,
iu prepared for immediate embarka
tion of Its companies at the Atlantic
coast naw yards, and stations. The
marine force on the Panama caua)
zone also Is roady to move.
Telegrams to tho war department
from the three posts in New York
state, where the regiments of the first
armv brigade are stationed, report
that body of about 3,000 men in con
dition to start for Newport News
within three hours after an order
from the chief of staff
It lias been suggested to the presi
dent that it might be prudent to dls
patch the first brigade to Vera Cruz
at once, even If the troops are to be
kept aboard ship indefinitely, as were
the 1 000 marines on the Panther, who
dav in San Domingo harbor for mote
ilwtii a month last summer
Fear to Inflame Mexican Public
Km because there is some fear thai
such a gathering of foreign nillltarj
forceH in their ports, though not land
ed, might inflame th- Mexican public
to acts of violence against Americans
throughout the country, the authori
ng hesitating to take such an ac
tion Besides, it is held bv some officials
that the dispatch or a military expedi
tion ol tins kind might be construed
as an act of war and the president is
determined to do nothing thai could
be regarded as an Infringement of the
I
i constitutional rhileg of congress in r
j that respect. fc.
Joint Meeting Hedd. L
A significant proceeding of the dav
was the early assembly of the joint
army-navy board In Admiral Dewey's
office. The call was Issued by direc
tion of Admiral Dewey himself. i
It brought together at an opportune
i time for consideration of Joint use of
'the army and navy, the highest rank
Ing officers of both services and the
ablest strategists. I
Beside Admirai Dewey and Major
fJenenU Leonard Wood, the army and 1
navy were represented by Major Gen- 1
era! Wot herspoon, assistant chief of j
staff; Brigadier General Weaver, chief
of the coast artillery, and Brigadisr i
General Crozier and Osterhaos.
This board Is charged with the prpp
aratlon of plans for the co-operation
of the army and the navy when it b
comes necessary to conduct joint op
eratlons either offensive or defensive. ii
Its proceedings are alwas secret I
and may bo known only through the
resulting orders to ships and troops, L.
Issued by the secretaries of war and
the navy The board Is advisory In
scope and not capable of execnting ,
Its own projects. I
AMERICANS I
NEED FUNDS I
Many Eager to Leave
Mexico But Checks Are
Refused for Tickets
Laredo. Tex, Feb. 13. A passen- II
'per from Mexico City on last night's
I train reported that at least lnrxi
! Americans were without funds to l
leave the capital, even if the oppor
tunity presented, because the banks
had been closed since Saturday. A
i large number of Americans were at
the railroad station, he said, eager
ly desiring to take northbound train,
but checks were refused us payment
for tickets.
.Many Americans, the passenger be
lievod, were practically marooned at
the station without food, shelter or
money. Ho said railroad officials
were doing everything they could to
afrord shelter to the women and chil.
N'liincrcms passengers arriving from
Mexico City assert that th Ameri
can officials in Mexico should provide
special trains on which Americans j
could leave.
Passengers from Faktfllo arriving j
here this morning sav that one freight ,
train was entirely destroyed by fire
and that the fate of another freight
train was in doubt. Rlnce it was at
tacked. Passengers on a train which
left Laredo Saturday night at 9
o'clock, proceeded In safety until they
reached a point about eighteen miles
south of this city, where they were
attacked by a party of from 50 to 100
rebels. As they were entering the
citv the engineer was fired upon
Realising the danger he reversed the
levor and backed full speed toward
Saltillo. pursued by the rebels on
horseback. The speed of the mounted
'band was not sufficient to overtake
the train. The passengers were en
dangered by rebel gun fire.
Aboard the train was a party of fif
ty Welshmen en route to Necaxa, a
point beyond Mexico City to take em.
plOyment with a light and power
company. . - l
Todav's passenger list from Mexi
co ofty included Bishop Hendnx ot
the Methodist Episcopal church South,
or Kansas. He was a passenger on
the southbound train which was at
tacked bv rebels and returned north
Bishop Ifendrlx said that the where
Louts or the northbound train from
Mexico City was not known at the
time oi the attack at Bl Salado
Bishop Hendrix said the band
peared to bear a special grudge
against the National railroad and Im
mediately alter robbing the cars ot
everything useful burned the rolbr-r
Muck and undesirable freight.
O'NEIL TO SERVE
TEN YEARS IN PEN
Couer d'Alene, Ida. Feb. 13 For Aft
having made false statements as to Ijll
the financial condition of the State
Bank of Commerce at Wallace, Ida .
of whliu he was president, B F
O'Nell was sentenced today to serve )t
I from two to ten years in the penl- I'll I
herniary. 'ill I

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